At New Hall School we try to make the procedure of applying for a place as straightforward as possible. If you have questions about any aspect of our admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Department who will be pleased to assist, by telephone on 01245 236 098 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The main entry points to the School are:
The Nursery Division at New Hall is for children aged 1-4 and is based in a new, purpose-built premises.
Nursery (children aged 1-3)
There is the option for children to attend all year round or during term times only. Children are required to attend a minimum of 4 sessions a week (a session being half a day) and can sign up for either mornings or full days.
Pre-School (children aged 3-4)
Entry to Pre-School is by parent meeting and a reference from your child’s current setting (if available). Children are required to attend a minimum of 6 sessions a week; either mornings or full days. Pre-School is term time only with the option to attend Holiday Club.
Reception - Year 6
Entry to Reception is by parent meeting, trial session and reference from your child’s current setting.
Your child will be invited to attend a trial session, lasting approximately one hour (held in our Nursery Division). Children will take part in a number of group activities alongside our Nursery children, observed by the Head of the Pre-Prep and Nursery Manager.
Year 1 to Year 6
Parents are welcome to register their children to enter Years 1-6 in the Pre-Prep and Preparatory Divisions. If year groups are full, your child’s name will be added to the waiting list. If a space becomes available, a child will be selected from the waiting list, taking into account the School’s Admissions Policy.
Children applying for a place in Year 1 to Year 6 will be invited in for a Taster Day. During the day, they will sit assessments in Mathematics and English Creative Writing.
Additional full or weekly boarding places are available from Year 3 onwards.
Should a place not become available for a child’s requested term of entry, the registration will roll over to the next academic year until a place becomes available. Should a child reach Year 6 and a place has not become available in the Preparatory Division, parents shall be contacted regarding Senior Division entry. There is no need to re-register for Senior Division entry.
Year 7 (age 11+)
Please note that we are full in the cohort for Year 7 entry in 2021, and a waiting list is now in operation for this entry point. Please contact the Admissions Department directly for further information.
Applications for entry to Year 7 in 2022 are considered on the following:
- Results of the ISEB Common Pre-Tests assessments, which may be completed in the student’s current setting or at New Hall School
- An interview with a member of staff, where we invite the student to deliver a short presentation on a subject of their choice
- A reference from the student’s current headteacher
- A supplementary piece of creative writing
The Admissions Committee carefully review the above when determining offers of places, subject to the student passing the initial entrance assessments. Please see the below timeline for important dates for your diary relevant to 2022 entry.
Year 9 (age 13+)
Entrance into Year 9 is based upon an interview, baseline test results and their current Headteacher’s report. Candidates that are being prepared for Common Entrance examinations by their current school will normally sit these in May/June prior to entry in September. Candidates who are successful in the New Hall Year 9 Assessments will be given a conditional offer of a place subject to Common Entrance examinations.
Year 12 (age 16+)
Prospective students will need to achieve a minimum of three Grade 7s and two Grade 6s overall at GCSE. An offer of a place is based upon personal statement, school report, mock and predicted grades, school reference and interview with the Head of Sixth Form. Please see the below timeline for important dates for your diary relevant to 2022 entry.
If your child is currently a student at New Hall in Year 11, information will be sent through to you separately regarding the transition into Sixth Form.
Year 7 Admissions Timeline (September 2022 Entry)Year 7 Admissions Timeline (September 2022 Entry)
Sixth Form Admissions Timeline (September 2022 Entry)Sixth Form Admissions Timeline (September 2022 Entry)
All overseas students are required to sit entrance examinations, including English, at their current school, with an approved agent, the local British Council office or at New Hall.
Entry to other year groups may be permitted but is subject to availability
The principles relied on in the selection of students for admission are designed to ensure the school will remain a Catholic school. New Hall accepts students of any or no faith. Applications for admission will be considered from parents and guardians who are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the school and whose child will benefit from the academic curriculum of the school. To read our full Admissions Policy, please click here.
The Admissions Office is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
|Contact the admissions department|
|Phone||01245 236 098 or 01245 467 588 (option 2)|
|Mrs Caroline Elder||Admissions Registrar (Nursery and Preparatory Divisions)||01245 467 588 (497)|
|Miss Stephanie Hall||Admissions Registrar (Senior Divisions)||01245 467 588 (446)|
|Miss Lucy Bird||Admissions Officer (Sixth Form & International Admissions)||01245 467 588 (468)|
|Miss Shannon Clark||Admissions Officer (Boys’ Division)||01245 467 588 (218)|